258 episodes

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.

These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

Myths and Legends Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic

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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.

These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

    183-Indian folklore: Revenant

    183-Indian folklore: Revenant

    The story of a king with a monkey friend who goes on a quest...and for some reason trusts a ghoul waiting for him in the cemetery.

    • 47 min
    182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions

    182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions

    Join Bulat the Brave Companion and Ivan Tsarevich (no, not that one) as they get a magical new horse, escape magical prison, and get in some magical fights.

    • 38 min
    181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These

    181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These

    The kings of Great Britain and Ireland just want to bro out. That isn't happening, and the people in their lives will start a war to ensure that.

    • 39 min
    181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld

    181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld

    The first branch of the Mabinogion, the epic collection of Welsh legends

    • 42 min
    180-Azorean Folklore: Power

    180-Azorean Folklore: Power

    The story from Azorean folklore about a sorcerer who turned his life around and became a priest...and then his old life came hunting for him.

    • 39 min
    179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead

    179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead

    A classic quest with princesses, dragons, wizards, dragons fighting wizards, and princesses fighting wizards fighting dragons.

    • 36 min

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18.9K Ratings

18.9K Ratings

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I am currently talking an online course on myths with Sharon Blackie. I am also reading lots of Martin Shaw. I believe myths and legends are an underutilized medicine for our times. I’m super grateful for this podcast. The tales are well told. It makes the myths so easily digestible!
The deep study of them can get heavy, and I’m delighted with Jason’s modern commentary. It makes them more alive, and laughing is the best treasure!
His sources are solid too, which is critical.
I found this a few months ago and have decided to go back to the beginning and start from the start! I’m grateful there’s so much material. It really truly is a highlight of my day.
Thank you Jason, and of course Jason’s wife!
How about some Indian—specifically Durga and Kali?
Thanks!
Carrie

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